Built to similar proportions as the flagship 801 D4, the 802 D4 offers much of the performance of its sibling, including the same Turbine™ Head enclosure for its midrange drive unit, yet is more affordable overall.
802 D4’s svelte proportions and beautiful painted or real-wood-veneer finishes make for an elegant living-room companion – but one that doesn’t compromise on performance. Perfect for reference-grade stereo listening and an excellent choice in home theatre applications.
Aerofoil™ bass cone
Our Aerofoil bass cone technology remains an outstanding solution to the conundrum of combining low mass and high stiffness in bass cones, thanks to its carbon-fibre skin and variable-profile foam core. Now, we have added the foam Anti-Resonance Plug for lower distortion and even cleaner bass.
Every stereo model in the new 800 Series Diamond™ range has a significantly upgraded cabinet with an all-new aluminium top-plate. This also provides a perfect mounting point for all-new Leather by Connolly trim, with luxurious black leather for dark cabinets and light grey for lighter finishes.
Decoupled midrange assembly
Like its floorstanding siblings in the new range, 802 D4 has a dedicated midrange cone using three key Bowers & Wilkins technologies: the Continuum™ cone, Biomimetic Suspension and midrange decoupling, the latter ensuring minimal interference from the operation of the loudspeaker’s bass drivers.
The science of sound
Innovation is at the heart of everything we do. We question, we examine, we understand and then we evolve. We use computer modelling to explore and reimagine every aspect of loudspeaker design. Learn more about all the technologies that combine to make 800 Series Diamond so special here.
One of our best
802 D4 is a very special loudspeaker in its own right, with a thrilling blend of performance and style that other loudspeakers will find hard to emulate. Only one model in our range can best it – the flagship 801 D4, which has 250mm (10in) bass cones in a more substantial low-frequency enclosure.
|Recommended amplifier power||50W – 500W into 8Ω on unclipped programme|
|Max. recommended cable impedance||0.1Ω|
|Nominal impedance||8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)|
|Harmonic distortion||2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB,1m on axis), <1% 70Hz – 20kHz, <0.3% 100Hz – 20kHz|
|Sensitivity||90dB (on axis at 2.83Vrms at 1m)|
|Frequency response||17Hz to 28kHz (+/-3dB from reference axis)|
|Frequency range||14Hz to 35kHz|
|Drive units||1x ø25mm (1in) diamond dome high-frequency, 1x ø150mm (6in) Continuum cone FST midrange, 2x ø200mm (8in) Aerofoil cone bass units|
|Description||3-way vented-box system|
|Technical features||Diamond tweeter, Solid body Tweeter-on-Top, Continuum™ cone FST, Anti-Resonance plug, Biomimetic Suspension, Turbine™ Head, Matrix™, Aerofoil™ cone bass units, Flowport|
|Dimensions||Height: 1218mm, Width: 413mm, Depth: 602mm|
|Finishes - Cabinet||Gloss Black, White, Satin Rosenut, Satin Walnut|
|Finishes - Grille||Black, Grey, Black, Grey|